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Saturday 5th of September 1931

89 years ago



28-year-old electrician George Metesky aka The Mad Bomber is injured in a boiler blowback and inhales poisonous gases in Consolidated Edison Hell Gate power plant, New York City, New York, United States.

According to claims disputed by Consolidated Edison, Metesky's accident led to pneumonia that in turn developed into tuberculosis. A claim for workers' compensation was denied because he waited too long to file it. Three appeals of the denial were also rejected, the last in 1936. Metesky developed a hatred for the company's attorneys and for the three co-workers whose testimony in his compensation case he believed was perjured in favor of the company. Between 1940 and 1956 Metesky planted at least 33 bombs, of which 22 exploded.